Travel and Music, or travelling with music is what Pancho
and Sal have done in the last years touring the world, as well as across
The whole experience and being full time musicians has
not only improved their act, but has also added new tunes and so many
things to talk about during the show, giving a real sensation of moving
around without moving from your seat..
In constant change, they remain the same couple we have
been seeing year after year bringing a musical display that will
include songs in Spanish, English and French, while playing a variety of
instruments, like guitar, ukulele, charango, drum, accordion and flutes,
Born in San
Jorge, Argentina, Pancho wrote poems from a young age. He
moved to Europe to follow his dreams of playing the guitar
and sharing his songs with the world. After touring in many
countries, he became a troubadour style musician in the 80's
Playing with Gypsies in the South of
France, he learned rumbas and flamenco. His compositions
reflect these influences of flamenco and other folk rhythms.
After years of exchange with other musicians, his original
music has a wide diversity of styles.
Sal, who was born in England and raised in Canada, met
Pancho in Cuzco, Peru, and from then on together as a family
and musical duo have established a name for themselves. Sal
compliments the music with her vocals, accordion, shakers,
chachas, bombo and guitar.
They have a unique poetic style of translating
simultaneously from Spanish to English.
You can enjoy Pancho and Sal at Folk
Festivals, Community Centers, schools, restaurants, dance
shows, concerts in the parks and numerous other events.
Rio Samaya Band is a creation of
the musical duo, Pancho and Sal.
The Rio Samaya Band is a
traveling band that shares the stage with dancers, singers,
musicians, jugglers, poets and
an audience ready to have a collective experience of joy
Rio Samaya Band has a heart that
beats in the present, fusion of music and talent, lovers
of magic, full moons, forests,
rivers, oceans and nights with friends around the fire.
Every show is unique and
to channel music, to bring life,
love and peace to everyone.
Sal, they have created "The Rio Samaya Band", with the
concept and project to tour the world like a duo and build
up the band joining with local musicians using the Rio
Samaya Band signature.
has already debuted with incredibly talented musicians in
Tunisia, Newfounlad, Montreal and most recently in their
home town, Vancouver.
Folk Festival, Harrison Festival of Arts, In Harmony
Music Fest, Trout Forest, Caribbean Festival , North Van
Folk Fest, Blue Mountain, Point Roberts Festival, Harmony
West Vancouver, Camp Alexandra Fest, Latin Sumer
Festival. Montreal Latin Days, Festival Mondial de la Terre,
Mont Tremblant, Brigus Blueberry Festival, NL, Cupids 400,
Cupids NL and so many more, incluiding Beijing China...
Commodore Ballroom, Wise Hall,
Chilliwack Shows, Penticton and many more in the interior
of British Columbia and Vancouver Island..
Sal also do presentations with bands from 3 up to 12
musicians, mixing all sorts of ethnic, acoustic, electronic
and percussion instruments.
Pancho- Flamenco, Acoustic and
electric Guitars, Charango, Quena, Traverse flutes,
Harmonica, Drum and hand percussion. Sal- Accordion,
Guitar, Bombo Drum, Shakers and other hand percussion
"Vivirei" -I Would live-
"Cuando Salga la Luna", -When the
Moon comes up-
"Revivir" -To Live Again-
"El Regalo" -TheGift-
"Secretos" - Secrets
Baila" Produced, filmed and edited by Ja Pace